‘Scream 7’ director Christopher Landon leaves the film after Melissa Barrera’s controversial firing

Shout 7 has officially lost director Christopher Landon.

The co-writer and director of we have a ghost took to social media on Saturday (December 23) to reveal that he had given up the chance to direct the seventh installment of the iconic horror franchise.

The decision comes after it was revealed that franchise star Melissa Barrera had been fired by the film’s studio after making pro-Palestine comments amid the ongoing conflict with Israel.

Read Christopher Landon’s statement on the project’s departure…

“I think now is as good a time as any to announce that I have formally left Shout 7 “Weeks ago,” Christopher wrote to his followers on X (formerly Twitter). “This will disappoint some and delight others. It was a dream job that turned into a nightmare. And my heart broke for everyone involved. All.

He went on to write: “But it’s time to move on. I have nothing more to add to the conversation other than that I hope Wes’s legacy thrives and rises above the noise of a divided world. “What he and Kevin created is something amazing and I was honored to have even a brief moment basking in its brilliance.”

Christopher reacted to the news of Melissa’s firing in late November. He made it clear that it was not his decision.

Since Melissa was fired, we also learned that Jenna Ortega would not be returning for the seventh film, which was supposed to be released in late 2024.

If you missed it, a recent report revealed that there have been discussions about bringing back certain stars from the franchise’s history to fill the void left by Jenna and Melissa. Two big names were mentioned.

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I guess now is a good time to announce that I formally left Scream 7 weeks ago. This will disappoint some and delight others. It was a dream job that turned into a nightmare. And my heart broke for everyone involved. All. But it’s time to move on. I don’t have anything

—Christopher Landon (@creetureshow) December 23, 2023

There is more to add to the conversation than hoping that Wes’s legacy will thrive and rise above the noise of a divided world. What he and Kevin created is something amazing and I was honored to have even a brief moment basking in the brilliance of it.

—Christopher Landon (@creetureshow) December 23, 2023

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